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- BitDefender 9 Standard Fails to Update
- Zigmund Zagg
July 9, 2006, 12:51 am
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running Windows XP Home Edition. I recently noticed I did not have virus
definition automatic updates enabled on BitDefender and, as a result, my
existing virus definitions were about two months old. When I noticed this,
I immediately enabled automatic virus definition updates. Now, it looks
like BitDefender checks for automatic definition updates every few seconds
while I'm online. However, since I turned on automatic updates, BitDefender
has apparently not found any updates. I'm somewhat concerned about this
since, as I said, it looks like the current virus definitions are a couple
of months old. I find it hard to believe BitDefender has not come out with
any virus definition updates over that length of time.
I previously had Kaspersky on my computer but found the lengthy scan times
and high number of false positives Kaspersky generated to be annoying, thus
the switch to BitDefender. I still have the most recent version of
Kaspersky I downloaded on my computer and am considering going back to it if
I can't get the problems with BitDefender resolved. Any opinions from
others on how Kaspersky stacks up against BitDefender? Finally, does anyone
have any experience with and/or opinions on freeware AV apps like AVG or the
freeware version of Avast? Thanks in advance for any recommendations.